Setting the location of the spool folder
By default the spool folder is located at systemroot\System32\Spool\Printers
However, this drive also holds the Windows system files. Because these
files are frequently accessed by the operating system, performance of
both Windows and the printing functions might be slowed.
If your print server serves only one or two printers with low
traffic volumes, the default location of the spool folder is
sufficient. However, for high-volume printing requirements, to support
large numbers of printers, or to support large print jobs, you should
relocate the spool folder. For best results, move the spool folder to a
drive that has its own controller, which reduces printing's impact on
the rest of the operating system.
For information on relocating the print server spool folder, see Change the spool folder location
To set up a printer to print to multiple devices
Open Printers and Faxes.
Right-click the printer you are using, and then click Properties.
On the Ports tab, select the Enable printer pooling check box.
Click each port where the printers you want to pool are connected.
To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.
With printer pooling, the printers must be the same type of printer using the same printer driver.
The previous procedure assumes the printers you want to pool are already in the Printers and Faxes folder.
- Check for print jobs in que,this can cause the printer to spool if a print job is in que.